Tonkin brawl shocks morning commuters
Tonkin brawl shocks morning commuters

Hundreds of early commuters in Perth’s eastern suburbs this morning witnessed what appeared to be a brutal road rage attack between two men on the side of Tonkin Highway.

One driver who captured footage and images of the fight said it appeared the men had not been involved in a crash when they both got out of their cars and approached each other near Roe Highway about 7.15am.

The witness, who did not want to be named, said one man clad in a security guard uniform forced the other man to “tap out” after putting him in a headlock on the ground.

“They just went straight into a scuffle... I doubt the other guy got up,” the witness said.

A police spokeswoman said a patrol was conducted in the area following reports of a fight between two men but the scene had cleared by the time officers arrived.

It follows a shocking bout of road rage on the same stretch of road only days ago. Police are still calling for witnesses to the incident in which four men brawled on the busy road about 3.30pm on Wednesday.

Bottles and a piece of plastic conduit were used as weapons in the fray.

One man jumped feet-first into a car before it sped about 30 metres up Tonkin Highway.

Horrified onlookers caught the incident on film, but police are hoping more witnesses will come forward.

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


The West Australian

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